Space and Kids
by Kay Tracy
Many children are fascinated by space science. This can be a bit intimidating for parents but fear not. There are many resources available to you at little or no cost to help you participate with your children in their quest for knowledge!
If you are in the USA, then NASA has resources you can download and access at no cost to you.
If you want to get the latest news on Mars and other planetary missions, then the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena is an excellent site to check out. JPL has a history of sending a disc or data device with the names of people who submit them, for different planetary missions. I have at times included these printable certificates with birthday cards for friends and family. With everything from paper models you can download and build, to online and downloadable space and flight simulators, their education site is top notch!
Rocketry gets made easy with a plastic soda bottle and some paper and PVC!